Dan Bardgett, MD of Leeds based brand engagement agency XSEM, is getting prepared for his third Royal Parks Half Marathon, raising funds for the projects Meeting Needs supports.

Here in the the series of spotlights on our runners and walkers, he tells us why he puts himself through the punishing training schedule each year to take part: “I’m delighted to be gearing up for my third crack at the Royal Parks Half Marathon later this year, in support of Meeting Needs.

“The work that Meeting Needs does is incredible. The small part we can all play to raise funds can be life-changing for the amazing smaller charities and causes they support.

“The first two attempts have taught me that no matter how little training you have done, the experience of running past the landmarks of London, the atmosphere and the amazing support from the crowd will get you through. I’m aiming to prepare a little better this year!”

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a great event industry gathering in London´s beautiful parks, starting and finishing in Hyde Park. If you would like to take part in The Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2024 and raise funds for Meeting Needs, please contact kconway@meetingneeds.org.uk